WAR is a racket. It always has been.
It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.-Major General Smedley D. Butler
At every turn it seems I am being reminded with how I should grovel with thanks for those who have of their own free will or enslavement under threat fought the various wars this nation’s dear federal government has wanted to fight. Be it the news media or some graphic on social media or elsewhere, it’s all the same lie, that these people fought for us.
I refuse to thank in any shape or form people who went off to kill those who posed no threat to me or my way life or anyone I know in any shape or form. I refuse to thank those who helped carry out wars that were used as justifications to steal more of our wealth.
The wars the US government has sent people off to in the last two centuries have had absolutely nothing to do with our liberty, our freedom, our property, or anything else that the common American enjoys or used to enjoy before it was taken away by the government so that the ‘enemy’ couldn’t take it away from us.
It sickens me that people are so ignorant that they actually believe killing sheep herders in Afghanistan has some relation to their prosperity or liberty. I suppose it might if they worked for the government or a military contractor, but other than that, it’s pure cow dung.
There is nobody to be thanked for my freedom or what’s left of it. Hitler wouldn’t have invaded the USA and the empire of Japan would not have attacked if it wasn’t for FDR’s provocation. War war two would not have happened at all if it hadn’t been for the US federal government getting involved in Europe’s Great War.
I don’t think we even need to discuss the wars for insider profit that have occurred since 1946. Many authors have made clear the real reasons for these wars and our liberty, our prosperity was never at risk except from the very government that sent our people to them to fight and die.
So I will enjoy my day off but it comes at no thanks to those who were conscripted or volunteered out of a lie. If I thank anyone that ‘served’ it is General Butler and all the veterans that had the guts to speak the truth and admit the truth instead of doubling down on the illusion.
If you need to thank a military veteran, thank these guys:
http://www.ivaw.org/ ( http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=8669857&pid=8669859 ) Not for what they did in the military, but for having the conviction to break free of the illusion and stand up against war.